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How to style file input fields

One area we always have some difficulty when it comes to styling is input fields and in particular the file input. This type of input doesn't usually allow for much customization but with some JavaScript tricks we can create our own file input that matches our website's look and feel.   The HTML Using the default HTML element for file input we can't create much so in this article we will create our file input that will be hidden and we will create another button that with some javascript magic will behave...
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15 Online resources for learning web design

There is no doubt that Web design can sometimes be a little intimidating, not only is there so much to learn but the environment is ever changing and it seems as if every day there is something new that you need to learn if you want to stay up-to-date. Don't know where to start? Don't worry we have compiled some of the best resources on the web for learning web design. Some of the suggestions offered here are free while some come at a small cost. Some focus only on HTML while others will teach you anything from HTML,...
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How to create a beautiful login form

In this tutorial we will be creating a login form using only CSS3 and HTML5, we will be recreating Orman Clark’s Elegant Login Form. We will create this login form in three separate steps, the first step will deal with the HTML Markup, while the second step will focus on the positioning of the elements, finally the third step will focus the styling of the different elements. Next week we will show you how to add a sign up page to your login form so be sure to check back. Step 1: The HTML Markup The first thing...
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25 must read HTML, CSS and jQuery books

Everyone knows that in order to create the best websites you need to be up-to-date with the latest trends and developments. We asked experts and long timer designers and developers to share with us their favorite books, and the result is a selection of the very best books that everyone should read. Our list includes 25 books that all developers must read if they want to create great web sites. We cover everything from HTML to CSS, JavaScript and jQuery books. 1. Introducing HTML5      ...
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CSS3 Stitched Effect

When it comes to design the key is to do more with less. Too much makes a page look cluttered, too little makes it look like you are back in the 90s. Luckily web developers can do some amazing things with CSS3 that give a page, or content within a page, that extra "pop" needed to make things stand out and look great without making the site look busy and thrown together. The next time you need to call attention to something on a page, try this cool effect in CSS3 that makes it look like an element has been sewn onto the...
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CSS for Twitter-Like Hover Effects

Here's a cool CSS technique that we can use to give a hover effect to a group of divs, and then an additional effect to the element being hovered on! Twitter uses this effect with their sharing links on a tweet. When you hover over an individual tweet, the reply, retweet and favorite links appear, like this: But then when you place your cursor over one of the links, it becomes underlined, while the others remain revealed, but not underlined, like this: In this example we'll create the same effect. We'll use...
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Python and Web: Building Dynamic Web Forms in Web2Py from Ground – Part III

Welcome to the third and final tutorial in the series of creating dynamic web forms using Web2Py. In the second tutorial of this series, we talked about editing/updating/deleting the submitted form records as well as management of those records using an ingenious function named SQLFORM.grid(), which allowed us to import and manage our form records in a pre-built environment having security features enabled. In this third, and final tutorial of the series, I would like to shed some light on how multiple...
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Optimize Your WordPress Site to Load Faster

Compared to other platforms, WordPress is pretty fast. However, we can still make it run even faster. A fast loading WordPress site not only gets love from people, but also from Google. Here we look at 4 useful optimization tips that you can implement right now and get your site running faster than ever before. 1. Optimize Your Database Your MySQL database tables should be cleaned regularly. These tables are sure to have some clutter in time and this has a direct impact on the load times of your WP site. Rather...
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